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From Jason van Zyl <>
Subject Re: Using entities to manage dependency versions
Date Sun, 17 Oct 2004 20:05:26 GMT
On Sun, 2004-10-17 at 13:26, David Jencks wrote:
> I am not an expert on this, but it might be worth checking again since  
> only last week we moved from loading as ant  
> properties to loading them as maven properties.  If I understand  
> Jason's post correctly this would be a prerequisite for his recommended  
> methods working.

If you moved the properties into a file then using
the JAR override or properties should work.

This will be a question on a future survey, but one I'll ask now: 

For managing dependency versions across an entire project what would you
like to see as the default mechanism?

I am obviously biased toward the JAR override as this is what I've been
using for a long while and initially implemented it to take care of a
large build like yours. One reason in particular I did it was so that I
could experiment with different versions of things in an isolated build
by turning of the JAR override but when doing reactored builds I would
turn it on and know exactly what version would be used across the board.
So this is really a question of how things would work in the future but
I would like to garner some feedback now if possible.


Jason van Zyl

happiness is like a butterfly: the more you chase it, the more it will
elude you, but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come
and sit softly on your shoulder ...

 -- Thoreau 

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